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ERIC Number: ED400010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May-29
Pages: 11
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Training Faculty for Internet Delivery.
Mende, Richard
In June 1995, Cambrian College, in Ontario, Canada, began to train faculty for a new Internet-based Teachers of Adults Certificate program, utilizing electronic mailing lists as virtual classrooms and enrolling its first students in October of that year. Faculty were recruited for their experience in delivering courses through more conventional distance methods, such as teleconferencing and independent study. In the first step of the training, faculty were provided with hard copies of materials discussing the configuration of the PINE electronic mail software system, essential commands and functions, and characteristics of mailing lists and listservs. In addition to these training documents, 13 online training files were distributed to the participants and an electronic mailing list was established. The online files allowed the faculty to enjoy themselves while learning some of the significant conventions of the online community. Towards the end of the program, participants were given a test which asked them to obtain an updated list of the subscribers to the course mailing list, determine the participation of subscribers, and e-mail individuals who had not participated in the past 24 hours. Of the 15 faculty members who committed to the training program, 8 completed it, allowing the new certificate to be implemented on schedule. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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